Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom blamed for 40% drop in US hardware sales this year

Video game hardware spending in the US was down 40 percent in May compared to 2023, numbers company Circana reports.

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S sales all saw “double-digit percentage declines year-on-year” comparing figures up to May, “with Switch showing the most significant drop”, according to the company’s boss and industry analyst Mat Piscatella.

PlayStation 5 was the top selling console in units and dollar sales in May. The console’s unit sales lead those of PlayStation 4 by eight percent.

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